IGA-229: Sex, Violence, and Global Politics

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Dara Kay Cohen


Day Time Location
First Day 9/2
Meet Day M/W 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM BL-1


In this course, we will consider the international dimensions of men, women and violence, both within the context of war and during peace. We begin with a review of theoretical constructs, then turn to a series of debates drawn from the wealth of recent research on sex, gender, victimization, and the perpetration of violence. Topics that we will cover include gendered causes and consequences of war; women's involvement in violent political organizations, such as insurgencies and terrorist groups; and sexual violence, against members of armed groups as well as noncombatants. The course will conclude with an examination of policy responses and interventions.




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